#2I 2:30 – 3:45 HD Advance
Irish Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision”
dulcimer players know this hymn for its beautiful melody and play it in
traditional American style. However, the lyrics in Gaelic date back to the 10th
or 11th century Ireland and the melody itself is a traditional Irish
tune. I’ll show you easy ways to return this hymn to its original style with a
few easy embellishments in an easy-to-learn arrangement.
#3H 9:00 – 10:15 HD Intermediate
Third Way There
easiest and most beautiful way to harmonize a melody is by [laying in thirds.
Mark will show you how to make your hands cooperate with you as you learn a fun
and happy ear worm of a tune! You’ll be harmonizing all of your melodies in no
#4I 10:30 – 11:45 HD Advance
second Largo movement of the Concerto for Lute, by Antonio Vivaldi, is absolutely
perfect for the hammered dulcimer! I have played this as a soloist with
orchestras more often than I can count. If you are not fluent in Baroque
performance practices, no worries! I will share my ornamentation and the best
hammer patterns on the dulcimer for you, so you can focus on making music!
#5G 1:00 – 2:15 HD Beginner
from the Start!
the most part, the dulcimer is a free instrument without rules and other nonsense
that constipates learning other instruments. But there are a few bad habits
that will seriously hold your playing back. Mark will show you how to avoid
these pitfalls and how to start off right using tunes as examples!
#6I 2:30 – 3:45 HD Advance
on “Joyful, Joyful!”
hymn tune is the perfect way to explore creating a set of variations woven
together into a fantasy. We will take the melody on a journey from birth
through childhood to teenage years, to death – ok – maybe not until death! But
everywhere in between! Learning how to make a tune grow and develop is a
crucial skill in arranging and THIS tune makes it fun!
#8E 9:00 – 10:15 MD Intermediate
with the “Calliope House”
fun Irish jig is the perfect way to get better at your pull-off technique
without even realizing you are practicing them! Pull-offs are a must-have skill
on any fretted instrument, but many songs that need the technique are only for
advanced players. In THIS workshop, we’ll have fun incorporating them easily
into this happy jig and you’ll be ready for the advanced pull-offs in no time!
#9G 10:30 – 11:45 HD Beginner
Easy 15 Minute Practice Routine
struggle to know WHAT and HOW to practice………… This workshop will take the
guesswork out for you as Mark shares his tried and true 15 Minute a Day practice
routine. Mark makes learning fun and engaging and this will give much needed
direction to your practice sessions.
#11H 2:30 – 3:45 HD Intermediate
You Going to Scarborough Fair!
Renaissance song is a must-learn tune on the dulcimer. In this class, we will
learn the tune and what comes next. Mark will show WHAT the chords should be
and HOW to play them with the melody. You’ll be ready for the Re. Fair in no